November marks a very special time for the Economic Change Team. Our MD Heather Black looks back at the last twelve years, and celebrates our Supermums – Economic Change’s newest recruits.
Just a year ago, to coincide with our birthday, we developed the Economic Change Supermums Programme – empowering women back in to work through Salesforce skills, and matching them with Charities looking for a way to harness the power of Salesforce to support their mission. It’s a win for everyone – the charity can access free Salesforce implementation support (equivalent to a half price implementation) and gives the Supermums valuable work experience, overseen by our team of expert Project Managers.
The Sage Foundation, Big Issue Invest and Salesforce.org have all recognised the incredible potential of our Programme, and we were awarded a grant from the Sage Foundation Enterprise Fund in September this year. On Wednesday 15th November, we came together to honour our Supermum Graduates, and celebrate the Programme’s first birthday at Salesforce Towers.
The numbers speak for themselves
Within the last 12 months we have recruited 23 Supermums, providing them with 6 months’ of training and work experience. 26 charities have benefited from 133 days Supermums’ volunteering support. 13 trainees have now completed the six month course, and the remaining are still in training. 7 are now in jobs and we are currently placing the latest 6 graduates into work.
On 15th November, we were thrilled to bring all these people together at Salesforce Towers to celebrate the Supermums Programme, congratulate our graduates and receive a dose of inspiration from our Salesforce guest speakers. Opening the event, Heather thanked our team, Salesforce volunteers & the Sage Foundation, as well as celebrating the achievements of our Supermums. Our mums were also presented with a graduation certificate to celebrate their success.
“I’d like to thank our own team, Salesforce volunteers and the Sage Foundation for helping to make the programme a success. Twelve years ago, we launched as a social enterprise to provide management consultancy to nonprofits, and to empower people into work. Today, we are a passionate as ever about supporting the nonprofit sector. We’re thrilled to champion women in tech, juggling work/life flexibility and smashing tech stereotypes.
Looking forward, the next year will bring some exciting developments for Economic Change. We are working on a new brand and website to help carry us through into the future, increasing our range of specialist services to continue to empower nonprofits, and we will continue to grow the Supermums Programme to empower more women in to work. Thanks for being a part of it.”
Find out more about out Supermums Programme here.